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  • UMC Home Health is a 4-Star Agency
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has named UMC Home Health a 4-Star agency! For patients, it means they are receiving excellent care, and for employees it means they are providing excellent care.
  • All Roads Lead to Here
    It’s always exciting to welcome employees back to UMC after spending some time away! Recently, we welcomed two Emergency Center physicians back.
  • UMC Takes Steps to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
    More than 700,000 people die each year due to antimicrobial resistance infections. UMC Health System is taking steps to help.
  • UMC Viewing Room Provides Comfort and Privacy
    UMC recently completed a small renovation project to provide a better experience for patients’ loved ones. Our new and improved viewing room provides a comfortable, safe and private place to say goodbye to a loved one who passed away while at UMC.
  • UMC and Encompass Health Hold Groundbreaking for New Rehabilitation Hospital
    LUBBOCK, Texas, July 18, 2018 – Today, Birmingham, Ala.-based Encompass Health Corp. and UMC Health System broke ground on a new, 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital located beside the UMC Business and Technology Center on North Slide. The address for the rehab hospital is 5406 Colgate Street. The specialized hospital will offer a new service line for people in Lubbock and surrounding communities through its comprehensive rehabilitation services
  • UMC Recognized for Quality Bariatric Surgery
    BlueCross and Blue Shield of Texas has recognized UMC with a Blue Distinction® Center designation in the area of bariatric surgery as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.
  • UMC Physicians Offers Identity Protection to Patients Potentially Affected by Data Breach
    UMC Physicians (UMCP) is notifying patients who may have been affected by a recent data breach. We are also providing patients, whose information may have been compromised, with information to safeguard against identity theft and fraud and are offering access to one year of credit monitoring and identity restoration services at no cost.
  • UMC Partners with Rural Hospital for Care
    UMC Health System and Muleshoe Area Medical Center have been involved in pioneering a Telemedicine program together. For a little over a year now, Muleshoe Area Medical Center has had access to video-calling UMC via computer when handling patients.
  • Burn Survivors and their Families Celebrate Life
    UMC is hosting our annual Camp Amistad, a celebration for burn survivors and their families. This event provides a fun atmosphere to socialize and let loose and have fun! Families can swim, eat, dance, play games, win prizes, and enjoy spending time with others.
  • UMC Opens New Unit to Improve Patient Flow
    UMC Health System is pleased to announce the opening of our new 34-bed Outpatient Observation Unit.
  • UMC sustained as a top employer in Texas
    UMC Health System was named the best place to work in Texas by the Best Companies Group and the Texas Association of Business. They released their annual rankings Thursday night.
  • UMC becomes first Magnet hospital in West Texas
    UMC Health System has joined the ranks of the top seven percent of hospitals in the nation by earning the coveted “Magnet®” recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes top health care organizations in the nation for achieving nursing excellence.
  • UMC Achieves Top 5 Percent for Patient Experience
    UMC Health System is pleased to announce that we have achieved the Healthgrades 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. This distinction recognizes UMC among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
  • UMC honored with designated trauma center award
    The Texas Department of State Health Services chose UMC for the 2017 Trauma Center Award. UMC was chosen due to its extensive support of other hospitals and trauma centers in the region.
  • Bailey Burge Honored with Nurse of the Year Award
    Congratulations to Bailey Burge for being selected as UMC’s Nurse of the Year for 2012.
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